Maruti Ciaz

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  • Economy
    Mileage
    19.1 kmpl
    Service cost
    `3,938 /yr
  • Performance
    Engine
    1373 cc 
    BHP
    91.1
  • Comfort
    Automatic
    Yes
    Rear AC Vents
    Yes
  • Safety
    ABS
    Yes
    Driver Airbag
    Yes
  • EMI
    Duration
    5 years
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February 23, 2016: It looks like Maruti is all set to release the 13th iteration of Ciaz in the Indian market. According to a report, an automatic variant of Ciaz’s ZXI+ variant will be hitting the Maruti showrooms very soon and will be priced at Rs. 10,35,206 (Ex-showroom, Goa) and Rs. 11,94,142 (On-road, Goa). It is also expected that the Automatic gearbox  will be shared with the ZXi AT variant and in all probability will be the same 4-speed automatic unit and because of which the two variants will also share the same 19.12 km/l ARAI-certified fuel economy.
 

Maruti Ciaz price list

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    VDI SHVS
    1248 cc,  Manual, Diesel, 28.09 kmpl
    `7.7 Lakh*
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    VDi Option SHVS
    1248 cc,  Manual, Diesel, 28.09 kmpl
    `7.8 Lakh*
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    VDi Plus SHVS
    1248 cc,  Manual, Diesel, 28.09 kmpl
    `8.2 Lakh*
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    ZDi SHVS
    1248 cc,  Manual, Diesel, 28.09 kmpl
    `8.9 Lakh*
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    ZDi Plus SHVS
    1248 cc,  Manual, Diesel, 28.09 kmpl
    `9.5 Lakh*
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    RS ZDi Plus SHVS
    1248 cc,  Manual, Diesel, 28.09 kmpl
    `9.6 Lakh*
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    VXi
    1373 cc,  Manual, Petrol, 20.73 kmpl
    `7.5 Lakh*
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    VXi Option
    1373 cc,  Manual, Petrol, 20.73 kmpl
    `7.7 Lakh*
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    VXi Plus
    1373 cc,  Manual, Petrol, 20.73 kmpl
    `8.1 Lakh*
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    ZXi
    1373 cc,  Manual, Petrol, 20.73 kmpl
    `8.8 Lakh*
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    AT VXi Plus
    1373 cc,  Automatic, Petrol, 19.12 kmpl
    `9.3 Lakh*
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    ZXi Plus
    1373 cc,  Manual, Petrol, 20.73 kmpl
    `9.3 Lakh*
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    RS ZXi Plus
    1373 cc,  Manual, Petrol, 20.73 kmpl
    `9.5 Lakh*
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    AT ZXi
    1373 cc,  Automatic, Petrol, 19.12 kmpl
    `9.9 Lakh*
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    AT ZXi Plus
    1373 cc,  Automatic, Petrol, 19.12 kmpl
    `10.5 Lakh*
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Ciaz color options

  • Pearl Metallic Dignity Brown

  • Pearl Snow White

  • Pearl Midnight Black

  • Metallic Glistening Grey

  • Metallic silky silver

  • Pearl Sangria Red

  • Metallic Clear Beige

Specifications

Variants Fuel Type Mileage (kmpl) Transmission Engine Description Power
City Highway
VDI SHVS Diesel 25.09  28.09  Manual 1248cc 
88.5bhp @ 4000rpm
VDi Option SHVS 25.09  28.09  Manual 1248cc 
88.5bhp @ 4000rpm
VDi Plus SHVS 25.09  28.09  Manual 1248cc 
88.5bhp @ 4000rpm
ZDi SHVS 25.09  28.09  Manual 1248cc 
88.5bhp @ 4000rpm
ZDi Plus SHVS 25.09  28.09  Manual 1248cc 
88.5bhp @ 4000rpm
RS ZDi Plus SHVS 25.09  28.09  Manual 1248cc 
88.5bhp @ 4000rpm
VXi Petrol 16.7  20.73  Manual 1373cc 
91.1bhp @ 6000rpm
VXi Option 16.7  20.73  Manual 1373cc 
91.1bhp @ 6000rpm
VXi Plus 16.7  20.73  Manual 1373cc 
91.1bhp @ 6000rpm
ZXi 16.7  20.73  Manual 1373cc 
91.1bhp @ 6000rpm
AT VXi Plus 15.0  19.12  Automatic 1373cc 
91.1bhp @ 6000rpm
ZXi Plus 16.7  20.73  Manual 1373cc 
91.1bhp @ 6000rpm
RS ZXi Plus 16.7  20.73  Manual 1373cc 
91.1bhp @ 6000rpm
AT ZXi 15.0  19.12  Automatic 1373cc 
91.1bhp @ 6000rpm
AT ZXi Plus 15.2  19.12  Automatic 1373cc 
91.1bhp @ 6000rpm

Maruti Ciaz review

Overview

Introduction


For the past decade and a half, Maruti has been associated with cheap and cheerful hatchbacks. Every single attempt to break across the 10 lakh barrier was promptly shot down by the masses. However, Maruti has finally managed to break the glass ceiling with the Ciaz. The Ciaz wants to beat the segment leader, the Honda City, at it’s own game. Does it succeed? Read on:


Pros


1. Generous cabin space. Legroom and shoulder-room amongst the best in the segment.


2. Well equipped for the price. Projector headlamps, 7” Touchscreen, leather seats - the lot!


3. Fuel efficiency. Diesel hybrid variant is the most fuel efficient car in India @ 28.09kmpl.


4. Massive 510 litre boot. On par with the Honda City.


5. Value for money. Significantly cheaper than its chief rivals.


Cons


1. Few switches and knobs shared with the Swift/Celerio. Does not feel premium at all.


2. Both engines are commuters at best. Doesn’t hold a candle to the Vento TSi/TDi or City i-VTEC in terms of outright performance.


3. Diesel automatic missing from the lineup.


Stand Out Features


1. SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) - a mild hybrid system is a segment first. Makes the claimed mileage figure possible.


2. Smartphone like interface on the touchscreen infotainment system. Very easy and intuitive to use.


Overview


While the car it replaces (the SX4) did reasonably well initially, it lost out a chunk of its sales to (then new) Hyundai Verna. The SX4 looked horribly dated when compared to its competition, but with the Ciaz - Maruti wants to start afresh. Aimed at the fiercely contested C - segment, the Ciaz gets all the bells and whistles one demands from a 10 lakh rupee car. Moreover, it is amongst the most fuel efficient vehicles in its class. Maruti believes the Ciaz has what it takes to take a bite out of the Honda City’s pie.


Background & Evolution


The Ciaz replaces the SX4 in the Maruti portfolio. However, it shares no traits other than the diesel engine with the outgoing sedan. The Ciaz is an all new product for Maruti, built ground up. The Ciaz diesel got Suzuki’s acclaimed SHVS technology in late 2015. Also, to spice things up, Maruti is now offering a sporty ‘RS’ bodykit with the sedan as well.


Exteriors


The Ciaz is based on Suzuki's ‘Authentics’ concept that debuted at the Shanghai Motor Show in 2013. The basic form factor remains true to the concept, carrying over traits like the flared bonnet, subtle integrated lip on the boot and dollops of chrome to accentuate the finer details.


The Maruti is amongst the biggest cars in its segment. The length and width are class-leading. The long 2650mm wheelbase is best in class as well. The generous proportions on the outside reflect on the cabin space.





The first things to grab your attention, are the swept back projector headlamps. They do their bit in lending some aggression to the face. A four slat chrome grille takes centre stage and flows into the massive bonnet. Another interesting design element can be seen in the lower half of the bumper. The foglamp housing and the airdam appear to be a single unit, courtesy the clever design.




Over to the side, one sharp line emanates from the front quarter panel and vanishes into the protruding tip of the taillamp. The crease looks classy and adds a bit of flair to the side profile. Our favorite bit however, have to be the wheels. While most of the competition wear 15” wheels, the Ciaz goes one up with 16 inch ones. Moreover, they come finished in a delicious anthracite shade in the top-spec trim and look fabulous to say the least.




The rear is dominated by the large tail-lamp that flows into the bootlid. The design is strikingly similar to that on the Honda City, including the thick strip of chrome that connects the two tail - lamps. The boot lid has a prominent curved lip, giving a very ‘rounded’ look to the rear. The bumper is large and houses four parking sensors. It also has a couple of black panels on the bumper that include a pair of reflectors.

The boot shares the top-spot with the Honda City at 510 litres. However, the mouth of the boot is higher off the ground compared to the City.




It is safe to say that the Ciaz carries a neutral design. It isn’t snazzy and in your face like the Verna, nor is it subdued and understated like the Vento. It’s a nice blend of both that will appeal to a large subset of buyers.


Interiors



Unlike what we are used to with most Maruti products, the Ciaz has a truly roomy cabin. It isn’t only the exterior dimensions, but also details like the beige colored upholstery and the large windows that add to the feeling of space. The dash is a mix of black and light beige (all-black on RS variant), with subtle faux wood, dull-silver and chrome accents to highlight the finer details. The quality, fit and finish are without a doubt a big departure from it’s predecessor. While it still doesn’t exude the solidity of the Germans, it is definitely on par with the Verna and a tad better than the City.



The layout of the dashboard is conventional and not to mention, clean. A 7” touchscreen infotainment system forms the bulk of the centre console. The unit goes a long way in reducing the clutter of buttons on the dash. Everything is operated via touch, unlike the Honda City which gets separate physical buttons for operating the infotainment system. The system can play media from a host of sources like Radio, USB, AUX-in and also gets Bluetooth compatibility for music streaming and calls. It also gets in-built navigation powered by Nokia maps.




The centre console has a nice ‘waterfall’ design; wherein the central touchscreen simply flows into the controls for the automatic climate control. The layout again, is simple and symmetric. We really like the finer details like the dull -silver around the border of the switches or on the knobs. It goes that extra mile in adding a premium touch to the cabin. We have no complaints with effectiveness of the air-con, it does its job perfectly well. You do get rear ac vents (just like in the City/Vento) and they do help in getting the temperature of the cabin down relatively quickly.


Storage spaces are well thought of. There’s plenty of storage space in front of the gear lever, the doors can house 1 litre bottles and the central armrest gets some stowage too. We like the little touches again, like the small cell-phone pocket on the side of the passenger seat, the sunglass holder and the little ticket holder on the passenger side sun visor.



The driver’s seat gets a healthy range for height adjustment. While the seat supports most frames nicely, we feel that the cushioning could have been slightly softer. The side bolstering is thick and the seat ‘wrap around’ you as you seat yourself. The height adjustable seat-belts are a boon too, especially for shorter drivers. The adjustable seat coupled with the adjustable steering makes it fairly easy to find a comfortable driving position.



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While the steering is adjustable for tilt, we wish it was adjustable for reach too (like the Volkswagen Vento). The steering appears to be a grown-up version of the one found on the Swift and gets controls for the audio system (Volume, Mute, Change Track and Mode.) and calls as well. Oddly, all controls are placed on the left side of the steering wheel leaving blank space on the right. The steering gets dabs of chrome too, which is a neat touch.



The instrument cluster is minimalistically styled and gets two large dials for the tachometer and the speedometer. Two smaller dials are tucked away at either end which house a temperature readout and the fuel gauge respectively. The MID is placed in the centre and reads out a host of information including two trip meters, outside temperature, average & real-time fuel economy and distance to empty. The white backlighting on the console looks classy, especially at night.



The rear seat is set at a reclined angle, and won’t cause discomfort over long journeys. It scores very high in terms of legroom. For reference, a six footer can easily sit in the rear bench, with another six footer at the wheel. The central hump does not eat into a lot of space, seating three shouldn’t be much of an issue. That said, we certainly feel that the rear seat could do with a longer base. It simply fails to provide adequate under-thigh support. The benchmark here continues to remain the Honda City. The headrests on the Ciaz are fixed and soft. Taller passengers will find the headrests touching the base of the neck rather than supporting the head. Another negative here, which can be addressed by providing adjustable headrests like in the Hyundai Verna. The central armrest is a welcome addition, the height is just right. We particularly like the rear sunshades. It manages to keep most of the sun out.


The interiors of the Ciaz is a nice place to be. They look classy and have the right amount of features mandated by the segment. Maruti could’ve taken it a notch higher by not sharing parts with cheaper cars or even offering  a sunroof like the Honda City. However, these aren’t deal breakers in any manner. All things considered, we do feel the Ciaz’ cabin is amongst the best in the segment, a close second to the Honda City.


Performance


The Ciaz is offered with two engine options, a 1.4 litre petrol motor and the tried and tested 1.3 litre diesel. Both engines come mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. However, the petrol motor does get an optional 4-speed automatic.


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Ciaz Diesel



The diesel engine on the Ciaz is the widely used, Fiat sourced 1.3 litre unit. However, unlike in the Swift or the Dzire, the power has been bumped up to 88.5bhp, while torque goes up to 200Nm courtesy a different turbocharger. We definitely feel that the Ciaz could do with a bigger and more powerful engine. In our opinion, the 1.6 litre motor from the S-Cross is sure to make the Ciaz sprint like nothing else in the segment. As of now, the engine feels lazy to get a move on. There is evident turbo lag right up to 1800 rpm, after which power delivery is linear. The engine develops its peak torque at a lowly 1750 rpm, which means that you can leave it in one gear higher in the city and it won’t complain. What remains the highlight on the diesel engine is the SHVS technology, that makes it deliver its claimed mileage of 28.09 kilometres to the litre.


Note: SHVS



SHVS is short for ‘Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki’. The system uses an Integrated Starter Generator (ISG). The ISG, replaces the standard alternator and also supplements the power of the engine. Two basic technologies function under SHVS i.e Start-Stop system and Brake Energy Regeneration. The Start-Stop shuts the engine down when you bring the car to a complete halt. It restarts the car when you press the clutch to shift into gear. The Brake Energy Regeneration feeds energy from deceleration back into the electrical system of the car. This energy is used to power the Start Stop system.


Here’s a quick video explaining the same: 



Ciaz Petrol




The 1.4 litre K - Series engine, is borrowed from the Ertiga MPV. What impressed us about the petrol engine, is the low end grunt. The engine feels smooth and builds revs cleanly without being vocal. In-city drivability is very good, there’s enough pulling power in the lower gears. The Ciaz does feel peppy and nimble within the confines of the city. However, take it out on the highway and the Ciaz does leave alot to be desired. It doesn’t have the sheer mid-range punch that the City i-VTEC or the Vento TSi have. One needs to be conservative with the Ciaz on the highways, planning overtakes well in advance.



Ride and Handling


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The steering on the Ciaz is nice and light. While it does weigh up nicely when the speeds climb, we would have loved slightly more feedback. It doesn’t inspire a whole lot of confidence at triple digit speeds as much as the Vento for example. That said, it isn’t as vague and nervous as the Hyundai Verna. The suspension is on the softer side, evidently tuned for comfort. It does a fine job of soaking up the bumps without letting it upset the cabin. At speeds, it does tend to bounce around a bit - the ride is nowhere as flat as the Vento/Rapid. Flick the steering hard, and it does upset the Ciaz easily. If you need a car that responds to the enthusiast within you, look towards the Vento TSi or even the Honda City iVTEC for that matter. The Ciaz is suited to a sober driving style.



Safety


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Built on Suzuki’s Total Effective Control Technology (TECT), the Ciaz uses High Tensile Strength Steel in key areas of the body. This goes a long way in absorbing the impact without transferring the shock to the passenger compartment. Features like ABS with EBD and Dual Airbags are available across all trims.



Variants



In our opinion, the Z variant makes for the best buy. It has just the right amount of bells and whistles you’d need. However, you would lose out on some goodies like the leather seats and the touchscreen infotainment system.


Verdict


The Ciaz is Maruti Suzuki’s second shot at the C - Segment, after the SX4. The auto-giant has played its cards safe, be it with regards to design, choice of engines or the features on offer. The aggressive pricing, is simply icing on the cake. Pick the Ciaz if you need nothing else but a comfortable, value for money sedan.

 

Maruti Ciaz price

Variants New Delhi Bangalore Mumbai Chennai Pune Hyderabad Kolkata Find On Road Price in Your City
VDI SHVS
(Diesel)
7,68,138 8,63,382 8,76,754 8,67,512 8,53,281 8,61,914 8,88,650   Get On Road Price  
VDi Option SHVS
(Diesel)
7,81,671 8,78,140 8,91,988 8,82,270 8,68,094 8,76,671 9,03,765   Get On Road Price  
VDi Plus SHVS
(Diesel)
8,22,738 9,22,922 9,37,646 9,27,052 9,12,801 9,21,454 9,49,516   Get On Road Price  
ZDi SHVS
(Diesel)
8,89,005 9,95,187 9,84,542 9,78,699 9,58,400 9,93,719 10,23,529   Get On Road Price  
ZDi Plus SHVS
(Diesel)
9,49,671 10,61,343 10,93,688 10,65,473 10,64,529 10,59,874 10,91,284   Get On Road Price  
RS ZDi Plus SHVS
(Diesel)
9,59,471 10,72,029 10,96,567 10,86,904 10,67,886 10,70,561 11,02,230   Get On Road Price  
VXi
(Petrol)
7,53,019 7,90,890 8,02,175 7,94,749 7,80,809 7,90,101 8,15,128   Get On Road Price  
VXi Option
(Petrol)
7,70,562 8,08,745 8,20,606 8,12,604 7,98,731 8,07,956 8,33,408   Get On Road Price  
VXi Plus
(Petrol)
8,11,997 8,50,917 8,63,570 8,54,776 8,40,817 8,50,128 8,76,472   Get On Road Price  
ZXi
(Petrol)
8,77,527 9,18,495 9,28,716 9,22,594 9,04,163 9,16,826 9,44,755   Get On Road Price  
AT VXi Plus
(Petrol)
9,28,610 9,69,602 9,86,085 9,73,461 9,59,946 9,68,813 9,97,975   Get On Road Price  
ZXi Plus
(Petrol)
9,33,769 9,74,857 9,97,141 9,78,716 9,70,696 9,74,068 10,03,356   Get On Road Price  
RS ZXi Plus
(Petrol)
9,47,701 9,89,036 9,81,364 9,72,716 9,55,696 9,88,248 10,17,871   Get On Road Price  
AT ZXi
(Petrol)
9,94,140 10,26,090 10,13,425 10,24,153 9,86,530 10,35,512 10,66,258   Get On Road Price  
AT ZXi Plus
(Petrol)
10,50,377 10,93,538 10,94,987 10,65,887 10,64,253 10,92,749 11,24,854   Get On Road Price  

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  • Maruti Ciaz - An unmatched car in competition
    By Rihan Siddique| September 01, 2014 | 61892 Views
    Saw the newspaper clipping of the Ciaz's teaser ad yesterday featuring Ranveer Singh looks like launch is around the corner! I have been following the leads on Ciaz ever since the 2014 Expo; Ciaz to me is a promising product with decent engines. Maruti was not able to mark their presence felt in the mid-size sedan segment ever since the Esteem ... Read Full Review
  • Maruti Ciaz - My thoughts about this car.
    By yogi| October 04, 2014 | 29543 Views
    Look and Style: It's the most stylish car from Maruti Suzuki and I like it. Back side looks is the best part of the car Comfort: It"s the longest car in this segment. It has good space. Pickup: Pick is lower then Hyundai Verna and Honda City. Mileage: Awesome milage, its important for a customer. Best Features: It would be mileage. Needs to... Read Full Review
  • WORST CAR I HAVE DRIVEN SO FAR
    By Percival Fernandes| July 23, 2015 | 34497 Views
    DO NOT BELIEVE ALL THE HYPE! I first got my car on the 3rd of November, was lucky enough to be one of the first consumers, or so i thought. Its been around 9 months now, and I have driven 10,000 Kms so far, I have noticed one VERY VERY BIG FLAW that Ciaz, though it is a spacious and well designed car, it is simply TOO LIGHT. The slightest pot hole ... Read Full Review
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  • Maruti Ciaz And Ertiga Get Cheaper In Delhi
    Posted On | May 20, 2016 | 95040 Views
    Good news for the residents of the national capital as the Government has reduced the VAT on electric and hybrid cars from twenty four per cent to 12.5 per cent. As a result, both the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and the Ertiga, with the Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki (SHVS) tech have become cheaper.  Read Full News
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    Posted On | February 26, 2016 | 46315 Views
    Maruti has finally offered the 4-speed automatic transmission in Ciaz’s ZXI+ variant. Read Full News
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    Posted On | February 25, 2016 | 24282 Views
    It looks like Maruti is all set to release the 13th iteration of Ciaz in the Indian market. According to a report, an automatic variant of Ciaz’s ZXI+ variant will be hitting the Maruti showrooms very soon and will be priced at Rs. 10,35,206 (Ex-showroom, Goa) and Rs. 11,94,142 (On-road, Goa). Read Full News
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